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ASUU Senior Class President Brittni Strickland shares the legacy that the Class of 2016 leaves behind.

Wow! Class of 2016, can you believe graduation day is already upon us?

I cannot express what an honor it has been to serve as the senior class president for the 2015-2016 academic year. This past year has been filled with memories, lessons and new traditions.

The class of 2016 will donate $12,500, with the help of ASUU, to the University Counseling Center’s Mindfulness Clinic. This gift will allow for an expansion of the clinic, along with the purchase of biofeedback kiosks, relaxation chairs, calming wall art, etc. Mental health and depression is a growing concern in Utah and on college campuses across the country. The mindfulness clinic promotes wellness and mindfulness-based strategies to assist students in managing stress, anxiety and emotional difficulties and is free to all students. The space expansion will allow students a place to be a part of workshops and a place where they can meditate and de-stress at any time.

I am truly proud to be a part of the amazing class of 2016. I wish you all the best of luck with the gift of the future and making your dreams a reality. If I can offer one piece of advice, it would be to remember that you have to believe in yourself before anyone else will. Don’t ever forget the opportunities, experiences and people you have encountered at the University of Utah. They have enhanced your experiences and have helped shape you into the person you are today. Now it’s our turn to enhance the lives of others. Congratulations class of 2016 — your hard work has paid off and will continue to pay off.

Brittni Strickland
ASUU Senior Class President 2015-16